Doctor Dolittle Takes Charge

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Red Fox, 2000 - Children's stories - 80 pages
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When Dr Dolittle joins the circus to earn some money, he's horrified to see the dreadful conditions all the animals are living in. When the star act - a talking horse - falls ill, the ringmaster realises there's only one person who can help him and that's Dr Dolittle.

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Contents

Exciting Sews
7
Doctor Dolittle Mates a Deal
17
Doctor Dolittle Meets Beppo
21
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Hugh Lofting was born in 1866 in Maidenhead, England. He trained as a civil engineer, getting his education from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Polytechnic Institute of London. He worked in Africa, the West Indies and Canada and then settled in New York to become a writer. The stories about Doctor Dolittle began as letters to his children while overseas in England during World War I, where Lofting served with the British Army. The first Doctor Dolittle book published was "The Story of Doctor Dolittle" in 1920. He wrote thirteen more, winning the Newberry Medal in 1923 for "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle." Lofting illustrated all of the Dolittle books himself. In 1967, the Doctor Dolittle books were made into a musical film starring Rex Harrison. Hugh Lofting died in 1947 at the age of 81.

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